The robots are coming, we’ve all seen the movies. At just 12 years old, Will Smith’s 2004 film I, Robot was my first introduction to the potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence, and Hollywood has been doing its best to warn me ever since. Wall-E in 2008 was another – and a great movie, might I add – but AI has always felt like science fiction rather than science fact.
This week, however, it looks like the bots are gaining strength. The artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT is gaining as much traction on Twitter as its eccentric owner, and that has us worried. Why? I hear you asking… Well, sit down, plug in your batteries and let me explain.
Over the decades, we have seen robots – computing power, more specifically – revolutionize various industries. A long time ago there was such a work as a human computer, whose role was to perform complex calculations – see 2016’s Hidden Figures, a true story and another Hollywood warning shot.
More recently, automotive assembly lines have become largely automated, and we’ve all seen videos of Amazon warehouse workers beeping while picking orders.
ChatGPT is an “Open AI” website. You type in your prompt or request, and it will proceed to respond to it. You can ask for it for Christmas gift ideas for your grandma or to explain quantum computing. You can also – and this is the crux of our desperation – ask him to write a product review, a race report, or, within reason, whatever you want. You can even give it a word count.
But can artificial intelligence seriously take my job? Obviously I’d rather it wasn’t, but I’m a fair person, so I thought I’d give it a shot. The results of this extremely scientific experience is below. My prompts are in bold, ChatGPT responses follow, and my analysis follows that.
Favorably review the Rapha Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Shakedry Cycling Jacket, highlighting its packability and waterproof capabilities.
The Rapha Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Shakedry Cycling Jacket is fantastic gear for any rider looking to stay dry on their rides. It’s incredibly packable, so you can easily store it in your jersey pocket or saddle bag when not in use.
But the real feature of this jacket is its Shakedry technology. This means that the jacket is completely waterproof and breathable, without the need for a traditional waterproof membrane. This not only keeps you dry, but also reduces the weight of the jacket, making it perfect for long wet rides.
The jacket itself is also extremely lightweight, making it easy to wear on even the hottest days. The fit is great too, with a slim, aerodynamic cut that won’t catch the wind or slow you down.
Overall, the Rapha Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Shakedry Cycling Jacket is a must-have for any serious cyclist looking to stay dry and comfortable on their rides. Its compressibility and waterproof capabilities make it a great choice for riders of all skill levels.
He got me in the first half, not going to lie. The mention of Shakedry as technology was smart, and the reference to stuffing it in my jersey pocket was totally off the cuff. However, the recommendation to wear it “even on the hottest days” is where the bots stumble. That hiccup aside, though, I’d have to agree with the last paragraph, it’s a great choice, as I explained in my Rapha Shakedry review.
It’s fun, let’s try a race report…
Write a race report for the last stage of the 1989 Tour de Francehighlighting Greg LeMond’s use of aerodynamics and technology to snatch victory from Laurent Fignon.
The last stage of the 1989 Tour de France was exciting and full of suspense, as Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon faced off in a battle for the yellow jersey.
As the riders took to the streets of Paris, Fignon held a 50-second lead over LeMond. However, LeMond was undeterred and was determined to close the time gap.
One of the key factors in LeMond’s strategy was his use of aerodynamics and technology. He rode a bicycle equipped with triathlon handlebars, which allowed him to position himself in a more aerodynamic position, reducing drag and increasing speed. He also wore a helmet with a long tail, which further reduced drag and increased his speed.
As the runners moved through the course, LeMond was able to save considerable time over Fignon. He was helped by a strong team effort, with his teammates working together to set a fast pace and help him catch up.
Down the home stretch, LeMond was able to close the gap and even take the lead. He crossed the finish line just eight seconds ahead of Fignon, securing his victory in the 1989 Tour de France.
LeMond’s use of aerodynamics and technology was crucial in his victory, allowing him to overcome the time deficit and snatch victory from Fignon. It was an exciting and historic win, one that will be remembered for years to come.
“That’s pretty scary,” my colleague replied, as I shared this earlier. Other than that phrase – “his teammates work together to set a fast pace and help him catch up” – it’s pretty good.
That said, the 1989 Tour Final is one of the most documented races in history, and my post was pretty detailed, but it’s still impressive.
Now let’s try something a little more specialized: Stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2022 – a race I just plucked from the sky
Write a race report for stage 3 of the 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné
Stage 3 of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2022 was a tough day for the riders, with a hilly course and a summit finish at the Col de la Croix de Fer.
The first break was made up of three riders, Marco Canola, Julien Bernard and Simon Geschke accumulating a lead of more than three minutes. Still, the peloton was determined to bring them back, and with 30 kilometers to go the gap had narrowed to just over a minute.
As the leaders approached the final climb, Canola attacked, dropping Bernard and Geschke. He manages to keep his lead for a few kilometres, but the peloton is closing in quickly.
In the final kilometers the attacks started coming from the peloton, with several riders trying to escape. But it was ultimately Thibaut Pinot who emerged as the strongest, launching a solo attack 5 kilometers from the finish and repelling the pursuit to claim the stage victory.
Behind him, the battle for the general’s lead escalated, with several riders rushing up the steep slopes of the Col de la Croix de Fer. In the end, defending champion Egan Bernal emerged as the leader, taking the yellow jersey from former leader Romain Bardet.
All in all, it was a thrilling stage that set the stage for the thrilling final days of racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
At first I panicked. I have to admit, pulling this race out of thin air, I had no idea who actually won this stage. However, as I read, I realized it was a totally made up series of events. Well try ChatGPT, but you can’t go wrong! As any serious cycling journalist knows, Egan Bernal has spent most of this season recovering from some pretty serious injuries, and Thibaut Pinot was racing elsewhere in the Tour de Suisse. For those who care, it was actually Pinot’s teammate and fellow Frenchman, David Gaudu, who came on stage.
My colleagues from the race team are therefore safe and sound. So let’s get back to tech and try to cement my job for at least a few more months.
Explain the difference between road bikes and gravel bikes
Road bikes and gravel bikes are both designed for use on paved roads, but there are key differences between the two.
Road bikes are designed for speed and efficiency on smooth, paved surfaces. They usually have a light frame, narrow tires and lowered handlebars to allow for a more aerodynamic riding position. Road bikes are ideal for races and long distances on smooth roads.
Gravel bikes, on the other hand, are designed for off-road adventures and have a more durable frame and wider tires to handle rougher terrain. They also have a more upright riding position and often have additional features such as mounting points for water bottles and luggage racks. Gravel bikes are ideal for exploring dirt roads and trails, and can also be used on paved roads.
Overall, the main difference between road bikes and gravel bikes is the type of terrain they are designed for. Road bikes are built for speed and efficiency on smooth roads, while gravel bikes are built for durability and versatility on a variety of terrains.
Skynet has become self-aware.
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